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Grand Prix Star Grand Prix Star - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Grand Prix Star - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A Formula 1 racing game that has excellent graphics.

Grand Prix Star was produced by Jaleco in 1991.

Jaleco released 98 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1982. Jaleco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Jaleco during the time period Grand Prix Star was produced include: Alien Command, Cisco Heat, Rock'N 3, Rod-Land, Big Run, 64th Street - A Detective Story, Avenging Spirit, B.O.T.S.S.: Battle of the Solar System, E.D.F. Earth Defense Force, and Big Striker


Name Grand Prix Star
Developer Jaleco (Japan)
Year 1991
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7997
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Grand Prix Star Control Panel Image
Side Art Grand Prix Star Side Art Image

Game Play

Control your car by steering the wheel from a 3rd person, behind the car perspective. Two pedals control braking and acceleration and one stick shift to the right of the wheel controls the "Low High" transmission. The view as you race along is quite low by some racing game comparisons. This makes the action and racing seem more intense as you feel like you are much lower to the game than other games of the time. However, at some points during the level the view is very limited of the track as the car rests perfectly in your camera view. Graphics are very good for the time, giving you a wonderful array of full colors and textures as well as neat animations of the car flipping violently if you hit the walls to hard. A second player can join in the same race as long as the communication link is in place between the two PCBs.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Press the turbo button to gain extra speed after passing certain corners. For the Silverstone course, press the turbo button after the second corner.

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Cabinet Information

The standard two-seater cab has a large 69" long Marquee reading Jaleco Grand Prix Star. Two 25" standard resolution monitors rest inside the cabinet. The unit can be separated at its floor to make moving the two halves seat box and monitor box much easier. The floor itself on this unit has a rubber mat which is made to look like diamond deck plating.


The game's title screen says "Grand Prix Star" but the marquee says "F1 Grand Prix Star II".

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Grand Prix Star Census

There are 14,839 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,922 machines (6,919 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 10 known instances of this machine owned by Grand Prix Star collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines. 5 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Grand Prix Star circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



The player one and player two car colors can be changed in dip settings to either red or blue.During the attract intro screens, watch closely as the monitors share the same timed image of a F1 car scrolling along from screen to screen in a simulated speed run. This is a really attractive thing to see when both monitors are adjusted just right.


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  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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